Coast Guard Rescues Captain of M/V Amazonia

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced the captain of the bulk carrier motor vessel, Amazonia, near mile marker 72 on the Mississippi River Friday evening.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans received a call at 9:58 p.m., from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, reporting that the captain of the Amazonia was experiencing cardiac arrest and in critical condition.  Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched a rescue helicopter to the vessel, safely hoisted the captain and transported him to West Jefferson Hospital.

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2 Comments

  1. Walter says:

    did he survive? and, did the ship sail?

  2. cgnews says:

    No other information is available